Mary K. Keys had been suffering from spondylolisthesis, which caused continuous back and leg pain. It is common for this disorder to cause pain in the low back, thighs, and/or legs, muscle spasms, weakness, and/or hamstring muscles. Unfortunately, Mary was experiencing these symptoms at a pain level of 7 out of 10.
Mary hurt when she walked or bent over. “I couldn’t stand for periods of 30 minutes without terrible pain,” she said. In an effort to help her pain, she received shots in her spine, as well as using hot and cold packs and massage treatments. These treatments only supplied temporary relief, at best.
Finally, Mary’s doctor sent her to a rheumatologist, who recommended she come to ARC Physical Therapy and Pain Center for physical therapy and acupuncture treatments. She received manual physical therapy, acupuncture, cupping and massage therapy. “I am very pleased with the treatments I have received and the changes I feel. I feel the combination of treatments here is the key.” Mary believes it was the combination that finally gave her pain relief.
“It’s very exciting not to have the constant back pain and leg muscle pain. I do my exercises everyday and really feel the difference.” Mary also expressed how friendly and knowledgeable the staff at ARC was during her therapy, and how she would be happy to recommend anyone suffering with chronic and severe pain.